At 7:30 a.m. on a rainy Monday morning, a multiracial team of activists led by Black millennial direct action groups Blackout Collective, #BlackBrunch and Black Lives Matter accomplished what had never been done before.
As we enter 2015, perhaps it's time for the civil rights groups that have aligned themselves with AT&T, Comcast and Verizon to make a New Year's resolution and stop using industry talking points that have been discredited.
As office manager at Free Press’ Massachusetts office, I check the mail every day. Among the bills and junk mail are usually a few check or cash donations, and occasionally some personal correspondence from our supporters.
The Sunlight Foundation put up a post claiming that a “shadowy organization with ties to the Koch brothers” dominated the final round of Net Neutrality comments at the FCC.
But scratch the surface of this study and you’ll find a deeply flawed analysis.
I remember what life was like before the World Wide Web took off, when people like Howard H. Smith and David J. Wright struggled to reach an audience — a marginalized audience that had no major media platforms at the time.